Maria Mancuso Gersh

As mother first and artist second, Maria Mancuso Gersh has crafted two and a half decades of artistic expression in multiple modalities, principally:  costume design, interior design, jewelry design, event planning, writing, teaching, and dance, shifting focus in response to life’s opportunity and demand, while raising her son and three daughters. Maria is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design. She is the  designer/owner of 5683, a boutique jewelry brand that subtly promotes spiritual awareness, through the conceptual design of precious metals and gems. Husband, Gary Gersh, and she have enjoyed a twenty-nine year partnership.